Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hello and Welcome!  This months blog hop challenge at Papertrey Ink is very simple:  use black as a background color. 

I decided to break out the embossing powder and make a little row of flourishes.  They're nice and shiny (and glittery)! 

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make It Monday #100

The majority of cards I make are sent through the mail.  This presents a big challenge when I'm trying to keep the card design within the confines of an envelope.  I mean, who wants all the layering possibilities to be restricted due to a measly little envelope and the US Postal system? 

This is why this week's Make It Monday project is perfect for me.  I have a friends birthday coming up later this month and it's a present I'll actually be able to hand deliver.  The challenge is to package oversized embellishments.  Here's my gift bag and card:

And a closer look at the card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Make It Monday #99

Hello and Happy Sunday Monday.  Anyone else out there having blog issues?  It took for-ever to get a photo to upload. 

Anyway, I decided to try my hand at this weeks Make It Monday project for Papertrey Ink.  The challenge this week was to use one of six rainbow color schemes along with a repetitive die or stamp to create a project.  This is the color scheme I used:


This is what I came up with:

I missed the challenge deadline due to the photo problems, but I really like the card.  We are expecting a new baby boy in the family this month so I thought this would be a sweet card to send to the new parents.   ......And new baby boy, Luke Michael, was born this morning so I'm right on time!

All products are Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  Stampers Select White, Winter Wisteria
Ink: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartruese, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #5, Just The Ticket, Tiny Treats: Birthday

Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy 2013!  What does the new year hold for you?  Did you make any resolutions?  Any big changes on the horizon?  Lots of questions and 365 days to find the answers.

I know I've said it before, and I almost feel like I'm cursing myself by saying it again, but, hopefully this year will find me transferring back to my hometown.  I go back and forth on whether that's a good thing or not.  There are certainly positive aspects of being there again, but I generally follow that thought with the one that's saying there's also a reason I left in the first place.  Oh well, that's some deep thinking for another day.

Speaking of changes, there are two personality changes I'm seeing in myself more and more;  Procrastination and Indecision.  These are two words that I never in a million years would have ever used to describe me.  Now they may as well be my first and middle names.  Or maybe just my hyphenated middle name.  Hmmmm, can't decide which I like better.  I'll come back to it in a day or two.  See what I mean??  Indecision and procrastination. 

For the past few years, I've made a few goals for myself in relation to a year long project (or two).  In keeping with the procrastination/indecision theme I have going on right now, my goals for 2013 aren't clearly defined as of yet.  I have general ideas, but nothing solid yet.  I know I want to do more scrapbooking and card making.  I really got away from that this year with the baking.  I want to explore baking more, just not every single week.  I'd really like to learn photography, but I don't know where to start. 

As you can see from this post, my thoughts are all over the place.  I think I'll go make some cookies and so if I can reach any conclusions.